So, while London’s Camden Crawl is shifting back to an Autumn slot in the festival calendar, its newish Dublin spin-off Camden Crawl Dublin has been confirmed for 3-5 May. But what else is changing in the Euro FLUU scenery?
Well, Glasgow has gained a series of new live shows under the banner Summer Sessions. The first of said shows will feature obscure Detroit MC Eminem, who was last seen in Scotland when he played T In The Park back in 2010. Other artists appearing on other dates, plus the dates themselves, will be published – says “delighted” GSS boss Geoff Ellis – “soon”.
All Tomorrow’s Parties has also invited Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear to co-host its two-day I’ll Be Your Mirror festival in May. RSVP-ing on request so far are Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Walkmen, Black Lips, Real Estate and Cass McCoombs, with extra guests still tba.
And finally, it’s to the Isle Of Wight Festival, which has made space on its Stone Roses, Killers, Bon Jovi and Happy Mondays-headlined billing for the reunion no one was asking for, that of The Boomtown Rats, who’ll be playing their first set as a band since 1986.
“Playing again with The Rats and doing those great songs again will be exciting afresh”, intones frontman Bob Geldof, adding: “We were an amazing band and I just feel it’s the right time to re-Rat, to go back to Boomtown for a visit”. ‘Visiting Boomtown’ just about works, Bob. ‘Re-Rat’ not so much. You might want to work on that before June.
Anyway, let’s now to a look at today’s total collation of FLUUs – as also features new additions to Belgium’s Rock Werchter, the Tewksbury-set Lakefest, and Dutch dance happening Lente Kabinet:
ATP’S I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR, Alexandra Palace, London, 4-5 May: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Van Dyke Parks, Black Lips, The Walkmen, Tortoise, Anika, The Field, Real Estate, I Break Horses, Dirty Beaches, Cass McCombs, King Khan & The Shrines, Mick Harvey. www.atpfestival.com/ibymlondon2013
BEARDED THEORY, Kedleston Hall Park, Derby, 17-19 May: Stiff Little Fingers. www.beardedtheory.co.uk
GLASGOW SUMMER SESSIONS, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland, 20 Aug: Eminem. www.gigsinscotland.com
ISLE OF WIGHT, Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, 13-16 Jun: Boomtown Rats. www.isleofwightfestival.com
LAKEFEST, Croft Farm Waterpark, Tewksbury, 9-11 Aug: Ocean Colour Scene, The Beat, Duke Special, Arthur Brown, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, Wille and The Bandits, Ruffanti, Gaz Brookfield, Frazer Kennedy, Funmilayo. lakefest.co.uk
LENTE KABINET, Het Twiske, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1 Jun: Four Tet Floating Points, Levon Vincent, Jacques Greene, Boddika, Soul Clap, Mala In Cuba, Bicep, Casper Tielrooij, Malawi, Metro Area, Oneman v Jackmaster, Steffi v Prosumer, Thomas Martojo, Tom Trago. www.hetkabinetfestival.nl
ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 4-7 Jul: Sigur Rós, Bloc Party, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Two Door Cinema Club, The Script, Phoenix, Jessie Ware, C2C, Richard Hawley, Graveyard, Disclosure, Django Django, A Day To Remember, Band of Horses, Passenger, Asaf Avidan, Alt-J, Of Monsters And Men, Airbourne, Netsky. www.rockwerchter.be/en
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